Courses and Events

​Below you will find information about our one-off workshops and short courses. If you are interested in training to become a spiritual director, please go to our Encounter Course page for more information about our three year formation training.

Safeguarding for Spiritual Directors

This Safeguarding training is designed to address issues to consider when working with vulnerable people

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RADICAL HOSPITALITY - Spiritual Accompaniment and Social Inclusion

This day will explore how we might take spiritual direction “out-of-the-box” to be at the service of our wider society.

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Developing Direction 2019/20 Friday Programme

  • 2019/20 dates: 4 October, 1 November, 6 December, 7 February, 6 March, 3 April, 1 May, 5 June and 3 July
  • £360 (9 for the price of 8)
  • Developing Direction

The London Centre for Spiritual Direction’s Friday Programme is a core part of Developing Direction’s series of one-off days, evening and short courses. We cover a broad range of topics, themes and practice issues related to the ministry of spiritual direction, each led by experienced practitioners from all over the country and, in keeping with the nature of formation, will usually consist of a mix of input, personal reflection, discussion and prayer. You can book each event individually or save by booking for the whole series.See individual listings for details.

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  • The first session is on Monday 7 October 2019 and the last on Monday 30 March 2020. Each session runs from 6.00pm to 8.45pm.
  • £425
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This Course is designed for any who are interested in exploring the theme of Christian spirituality.

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TIPS FOR THE TRADE - The Practical Wisdom of the Ignatian Annotations

Come explore, learn and reflect on practical wisdom of the Ignatian Annotations

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Network Day: Charism and Credentials

  • Saturday 16th November 10.30am for 11am start – 4pm
  • From £25
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Exploring the dynamic between the work of the Spirit and professional accountability

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ENRICHING OUR LISTENING: Theology in Spiritual Direction

Many people shy away from the notion of the theology embedded within Spiritual Direction, seeing it as a dry and sterile attempt to turn this most practical of skills into an intellectual abstraction. While Ignatius warns that it is not so much knowledge as inner feeling and relish that satisfies the soul, a look at the theological underpinnings of the art of direction helps to open it out more richly for guides as well as for pilgrims.

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GROWING IN GOD’S LIFE: Four Recurring Movements in the Spiritual Life

Growing in God’s Life will explore the role of spiritual directors in accompanying others through four recurring movements

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STREAMS IN THE DESERT: Leading Quiet Days and Retreats

This workshop will explore the practicalities of organising quiet days and short retreats

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FROM DREAMS TO REALITY: Decision Making in Spiritual Direction

The day will include both practical and theoretical input to helps us explore how to best make decisions.

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BREAKING BREAD FOR THE JOURNEY: Using the Bible in Spiritual Direction

This day will enable us to explore creative and biblically grounded ways of enriching the ministry of spiritual accompaniment, helping us to break this sacred bread and recognise the Spirit of God at work.

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RETURN TO SACRED RELATIONSHIP: Moving from Utilitarianism to Presence

This day is based on the work of Martin Buber, who, although Jewish, has profoundly affected Christian spirituality and philosophy.

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I THINK THEREFORE: Gifts & challenges of working with people in their heads

This day will explore thinking as both a gateway and a barrier to spiritual growth as well as practices that will take our directees further into loving and serving God with all their heart, mind, soul and strength.

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